12/06/18 8:00am

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO  An Island sunset.

You may remember that I devoted this space a few weeks ago to caregiving and the help it provides to those who need it. I also spoke about the toll it can take on the one giving the care.

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12/11/15 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Maggie Higby in Sylvester Manor’s Windmill Field doing what she loves, being outside and farming.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Maggie Higby in Sylvester Manor’s Windmill Field doing what she loves, being outside and farming.

Maggie Higby, a farm apprentice at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, was a high school student when she had an experience with a cow that shaped her future.

She milked it. (more…)

02/21/15 3:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Baby, it's cold outside. But there are ways to say warm and enjoy the winter.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Baby, it’s cold outside. But there are ways to say warm and enjoy the winter.

How can we stay warm in this brutal winter without going broke and without looking like a fugitive from Vermont?

There is no simple solution, but there are better ways than layering to the point of immobility and dropping the thermostat to 58 degrees. Yes, I know people who do that! (more…)